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Before the volcano erupted : the ancient Cerèn village in Central America / edited by Payson Sheets

Author:
Sheets, Payson D  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 226 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
El Salvador
Zapotitán Valley
Ceren Site (El Salvador)
Zapotitán Valley (El Salvador)
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Urban Mayas  Search this
Volcanic ash, tuff, etc  Search this
Social archaeology  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Animal remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_686276

Paleonutrition : the diet and health of prehistoric Americans / edited by Kristin D. Sobolik

Author:
Sobolik, Kristin D (Kristin Dee)  Search this
Visiting Scholar Conference (9th : 1992 : Southern Illinois University at Carbondale)  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 321 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
America
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Indians of North America--Nutrition  Search this
Nutrition--Congresses  Search this
Prehistoric peoples--Food  Search this
Animal remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Archaeology--Methodology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_476210

Foraging and farming : the evolution of plant exploitation / edited by David R. Harris and Gordon C. Hillman

Author:
Harris, David R (David Russell)  Search this
Hillman, Gordon C  Search this
World Archaeological Congress (1986 : Southampton, England)  Search this
Physical description:
xxxiii, 733 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1989
Topic:
Agriculture, Prehistoric  Search this
Hunting and gathering societies  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Food  Search this
Call number:
GN799.A4F67 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_365801

Atlas d'anatomie des charbons de foyers prehistoriques : Afrique du nord tempérée / par M. Couvert

Author:
Couvert, Marcel  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio (8, [46] p., [70] leaves of plates : ill.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Atlases
Place:
Africa, North
Date:
1977
Topic:
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Wood--Anatomy  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
CC76.5.P55 C87
CC76.5.P55C87
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_116484

The Umhlatuzana Rock Shelter sequence : 100 000 years of Stone Age history / J. Kaplan

Author:
Kaplan, Jonathan Michael  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
KwaZulu-Natal
Umhlatuzana Rock Shelter (South Africa)
Date:
1990
Topic:
Rock shelters  Search this
Tools, Prehistoric  Search this
Animal remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Stone age  Search this
Call number:
HM101 .N271
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1112775

C. Earle Smith Jr. papers

Creator:
Smith, C. Earle (Claude Earle), 1922-1987  Search this
Names:
University of Alabama  Search this
Extent:
7.72 Linear feet (20 document boxes and 1 restricted box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Guilá Naquitz Cave (Mexico)
Oaxaca (Mexico : State)
Tehuacán (Mexico)
Peru
Date:
1942-1998
bulk 1960-1987
Summary:
C. Earle Smith Jr. (1922-1987) was one of the founders of the modern field of paleobotany. This collection documents his research and professional activities through correspondence, research notes, data, manuscripts, publications, and photographs. Represented in the collection is his fieldwork in Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and Costa Rica.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the research and professional activities of C. Earle Smith Jr. through correspondence, research notes, data, manuscripts, publications, and photographs. Represented in the collection is his fieldwork in Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. The only materials pertaining to his early work in Bat Cave are a few pages of notes and articles about his discovery of early corn remains. Most of the collection dates from the 1960s up to his death in 1987. There is, however, some correspondence dated after his death regarding the return of specimens that he had been analyzing for others. The collection also contains his files as a professor at the University of Alabama; papers he presented; talks that he gave; and photographs of plant remains. His correspondence makes up the bulk of collection and can be found throughout the series. He corresponded with eminent figures in the fields of anthropology and botany, including Kent V. Flannery, Richard MacNeish, Paul Mangelsdorf, and other colleagues.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 8 series: (1) Correspondence, 1962-1998; (2) Research, 1942-1991; (3) Writings, 1956-1987; (4) Professional Activities, 1971-1987; (5) University of Alabama, 1964-1987; (6) Writings by Others, 1960-1984; (7) Personal Files, 1950-1953, 1964-1987; (8) Photographs, circa 1960s-1982
Biographical Note:
Claude Earle Smith Jr. was one of the founders of the modern field of archaeobotany. Known as "Smitty" to his friends, he was born on March 8, 1922, in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Orlando, Florida. He was trained as an economic botanist at Harvard University, where he earned his bachelor's (1949), master's (1951), and doctorate (1953) in botany.

As an undergraduate student at Harvard in 1941, Smith assisted Richard Evans Schultes in collecting plants in the Colombian Amazon. While in the field, news reached Smith of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and he decided to return home to enlist in the Navy. After the war, he continued his studies at Harvard and, in 1948, he was sent by Paul C. Manglesdorf to excavate Bat Cave, New Mexico, where he and Herbert Dick, another Harvard student, discovered the earliest remains of corn. Smith coauthored with Mangelsdorf "A Discovery of Remains of Prehistoric Maize in New Mexico" (1949). Throughout his career, Smith continued to study the early domestication and distribution of corn and other plants including cotton, avocado, and beans.

With his research focused on archaeologically-recovered plant remains and their usage by humans, Smith served as botanist at various archaeological sites in Latin America, working with Richard MacNeish in Tehuacán Valley; Kent Flannery in Oaxaca Valley; Paul Tolstoy in the Basin of Mexico; Ronald Spores in Nochixtlan; Terence Grieder in La Galgada, Peru; Thomas Lynch in Callejón de Huaylas, Peru; Joyce Marcus in Cañeta Valley, Peru; Anna Roosevelt in the Middle Orinoco area of Venezuela; and Michael J. Snarkis in Costa Rica. He also conducted ethnobotanical fieldwork in the Yucatán, Panama, the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and Australia.

From 1953 to 1958, Smith served as assistant curator of botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and as acting director of the Taylor Memorial Arboretum. He was also a curator of botany at the Field Museum of Natural History (1959-1961) and Senior Research Botanist for the Agricultural Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1962-1969). In 1970, Smith took a faculty position in the anthropology and biology departments at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and was acting chair of the anthropology department between 1981 and 1986. He served as president of the Society for Economic Botany in 1979.

At the age of 65, Smith was killed in an automobile accident on October 19, 1987.

Sources Consulted

Lentz, David L. "C. Earle Smith, Jr. 1922-1987." Economic Botany 42, no. 2 (1988): 284-285.

Schultes, Richard Evans. "How I Met C. Earle Smith." Journal of Ethnobiology 10, no. 2 (1990): 119-121.

Chronology

1922 -- Born on March 8 in Boston, Massachusetts

1940-1941 -- Studies at Harvard University

1941 -- Assists Richard Evans Schultes in ethnobotanical collection in Colombian Amazons

1942-1946 -- Serves in Navy

1946 -- Returns to Harvard to continue his studies

1948 -- Excavates Bat Cave in New Mexico and discovers earliest remains of corn

1949 -- Earns A.B. cum laude at Harvard

1951 -- Earns A.M. at Harvard

1953 -- Earns Ph.D. at Harvard University

1953-1958 -- Consultant for Smith, Kline and French Acting Director at Taylor Memorial Arboretum Assistant Curator in the Department of Botany at Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

1959-1961 -- Associate Curator in Department of Botany at Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

1962-1969 -- Senior Research Botanist at Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

1970-1987 -- Professor of Anthropology and Botany, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

1979-1980 -- President of Society for Economic Botany

1987 -- Killed in automobile accident on October 19
Related Materials:
Photographs from C. Earle Smith Jr.'s excavation of Bat Cave can be found in Photo Lot R86-67 Copies of Herbert W. Dick photographs of excavations at Bat Cave, 1948-1950, https://sova.si.edu/record/NAA.PhotoLot.R86-67.
Provenance:
At his death, C. Earle Smith Jr.'s papers were left with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama. They were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Smith's widow, Roberta Smith Largin.
Restrictions:
Grant proposal reviews in Series 4: Professional Activities and materials with student grades in Series 5: University of Alabama have been restricted.

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Topic:
Botany  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Botany, Economic  Search this
Citation:
C. Earle Smith Jr. papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2006-24
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3291830b1-048a-4d4b-9ade-6ac5e0ad3e2b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2006-24

Palaeoethnobotany: the prehistoric food plants of the Near East and Europe [by] Jane M. Renfrew. Figures drawn by Alan Eade

Author:
Renfrew, Jane M  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 248 pages illustrations 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europa
Naher Osten
Date:
1973
Topic:
Food  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Homme préhistorique--Alimentation  Search this
Ethnobotanique  Search this
Paléobotanique  Search this
Prehistoric peoples--Food  Search this
Geschichte  Search this
Kulturpflanzen  Search this
Nutzpflanzen  Search this
Paläoethnobotanik  Search this
Vor- und Frühgeschichte  Search this
Call number:
GN799.F6 R46X
GN799.F6R46X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_26203

Plant use and the creation of anthropogenic landscapes : coastal forestry and farming / Sarah Walshaw and Jack Stoetzel

Author:
Walshaw, Sarah 1972-  Search this
Stoetzel, Jack  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Indian Coast (Africa)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Swahili-speaking peoples--Agriculture  Search this
Call number:
DT429.5.S94 S94 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115890

Plant use and the creation of anthropogenic landscapes coastal forestry and farming Sarah Walshaw and Jack Stoetzel

Author:
Walshaw, Sarah 1972-  Search this
Stoetzel, Jack  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Indian Coast (Africa)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Swahili-speaking peoples--Agriculture  Search this
Call number:
DT429.5.S94 S94 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116627

Pemba in the Swahili world : natural and cultural contexts of Swahili life / Sarah Walshaw

Author:
Walshaw, Sarah 1972-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Tanzania
Pemba Island
Indian Coast (Africa)
Pemba Island (Tanzania)
Date:
2015
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Climatology  Search this
Land settlement patterns  Search this
Swahili stone towns  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Agriculture, Prehistoric  Search this
Architecture, Swahili  Search this
History  Search this
Geography  Search this
Call number:
DT442 .W35 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093661

Nong ye kao gu / zhu bian Jiangxi sheng Zhongguo nong ye kao gu yan jiu zhong xin

Title:
农业考古/ 主编江西省中国农业考古中心
Nongyehkaogu
Agricultural archaeology
Author:
Jiangxi Sheng Zhongguo nong ye kao gu yan jiu zhong xin  Search this
Jiangxi Sheng she hui ke xue yuan Li shi yan jiu suo  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
China
Date:
1981
1981-
Topic:
Agriculture--History  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Animal remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_842073

Absolute dates for the Nok culture by the Frankfurt Project / Gabriele Franke

Author:
Franke, Gabriele  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Kaduna State
Date:
2017
Topic:
Nok culture--Dating  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Radiocarbon dating  Search this
Thermoluminescence dating  Search this
Luminescence dating  Search this
Nok iron smelting furnaces  Search this
Call number:
GN780.42.N6 F73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096400

Phytoliths : a comprehensive guide for archaeologists and paleoecologists / Dolores R. Piperno

Author:
Piperno, Dolores R  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 238 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Phytoliths  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785432

Environmental archaeological investigations in parts of the Middle Benue Valley, Nigeria / Emuobosa Akpoa Orijemie

Author:
Orijemie, Emuobosa Akpoa  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Middle Benue River Valley
Date:
2017
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Archaeological geology  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Call number:
DT13 .N9X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1099187

Swahili food production in local and regional perpsective / Sarah Walshaw

Author:
Walshaw, Sarah 1972-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Tanzania
Pemba Island
Date:
2015
Topic:
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Household archaeology  Search this
Swahili-speaking peoples--Diet  Search this
Food  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
DT442 .W35 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093662

Environmental archaeology : the journal of human palaeoecology

Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1996
1996-
Topic:
Environmental archaeology  Search this
Environmental archaeology--Methodology  Search this
Animal remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001355

Swahili urbanisation, trade and food production : botanical perspectives from Pemba Island, Tanzania, AD 600-1500 / Sarah Walshaw

Author:
Walshaw, Sarah 1972-  Search this
Physical description:
v, 126 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Tanzania
Pemba Island
Pemba Island (Tanzania)
Date:
2015
To 1500
Topic:
Swahili-speaking peoples--History  Search this
Swahili-speaking peoples--Agriculture--History  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Plants and civilization  Search this
Food crops--History  Search this
Urbanization--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083796

The archaeology and palynology of Ajaba, a late iron-age settlement in north-east Yoruba land, Nigeria : some preliminary results / A. E. [sic] Orijemie, A. Ogunfolakan, J. O. Aleru, M. A. Sowunmi

Author:
Orijemie, Emuobosa Akpo  Search this
Ogunfolakan, Adisa  Search this
Aleru, Jonathan Oluyori  Search this
Sowunmi, M. A  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Osun State
Ajaba Site (Nigeria)
Date:
2010
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Palynology  Search this
Pollen, Fossil  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Call number:
DT473 .W48 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_978956

Plant macro-remains recovered from El-Hamra Christian Complex excavation in El-Ga'ab Depression, Sudan / Ikram Madani, Yahia F. Tahir and Hamad M. Hamdeen

Author:
Madani, Ikram  Search this
Tahir, Yahia Fadl  Search this
Hamdeen, Hamad M  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sudan
Date:
2015
Topic:
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Call number:
DT154.1 .S833
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1066377

The palaeovegetation of Janruwa (Nigeria) and its implications for the decline of the Nok culture / A. Höhn & K. Neumann

Author:
Höhn, Alexa  Search this
Neumann, Katharina  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria, Northern
Janruwa Site (Nigeria)
Date:
2016
Topic:
Nok culture--History--Chronology  Search this
Paleogeography  Search this
Paleoecology  Search this
Paleoclimatology  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Agriculture, Prehistoric  Search this
Call number:
GN861 .J68
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086673

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